The intriguing plot built around romance and the growing appreciation for the traditions and values of her culture will hold the attention of high school readers.
by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Publication Date: May 30, 1995
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 11 and up
A compelling coming-of-age novel unfolds against the backdrop of a traditional quinceañera celebration.
Named to the Chicago Public Schools 2001 Recommended Reading List
“Ethnic values are honestly portrayed in this sincere novel. Many admirable virtues are woven throughout the chapters.”—School Library Journal
DIANE GONZALES BERTRAND is the author of several books for young adults. They include There’s a Name for This Feeling / Hay un nombre para lo que siento (Piñata Books, 2014), The F Factor (Piñata Books, 2010), Close to the Heart (2002), Trino’s Time (2001), Trino’s Choice (1999), Lessons of the Game (1998), and Sweet Fifteen (1995). A lifelong resident of San Antonio, Bertrand teaches at St. Mary’s University, where she is also Writer in Residence.
Learn more by visiting her faculty page.
ATOS Interest Level: Upper Grades
Category: Young Adult
ATOS English: 5.4
Accelerated Reading Quiz #: 35004